What Drugs and alcohol concern a private rehab?

A slide show demonstrating the types of drugs and medication we encounter on a daily basis. This slide was part of training used for spreading awareness to members of the facility not directly concerned with the treatment of addiction. Drugs training from Dylan Kerr ACAT FDAP MBABCP

Chiang Rai Times

Dylan Kerr, head counsellor at Hope, said Doherty had achieved his longest drug-free period since his teens while at the rehab centre in Sriracha – but warned that the months ahead will be challenging as he returns to the limelight. ‘We saw Pete grow over the course of his treatment at Hope, which was reflectedContinue reading “Chiang Rai Times”

How LSD works on the Brain and Vision

This is probably the most comphrensive starting point to understanding how LSD works on your brain and why visual distortions occur when you ingest it. Please click to enlarge the text: Originally featured in Tripzine magazine  

Vice Magazine – China

Here’s a link to a time I was featured in Vice Magazine China: 作者: 萨姆·沃尔夫森(Sam Wolfson) 链接:http://noisey.vice.cn/read/a-look-at-pete-dohertys-time-at-a-thai-rehab-facility ©️ 异视异色(北京)文化传播有限公司 版权所有,未经授权不得转载以及以任何形式使用,违者必究。 The Libertines 的故事总是围绕着毁灭与依赖展开——紧身夹克、Wordsworth 诗歌和浪漫到绝望的音乐之下,是令人触目惊心的海洛因毒瘾和街头犯罪。16岁的时候,我会神魂颠倒地在大街上追随着毒虫 Pete Doherty 的踪迹。和这支乐队的多数歌迷一样,我美化了他们的毒瘾所带来的黑暗。长大以后,我看到了他们为此付出的代价——牢狱之灾、憔悴的面容还有日渐稀少的音乐产出。   The Libertines 的故事总是围绕着毁灭与依赖展开——紧身夹克、Wordsworth 诗歌和浪漫到绝望的音乐之下,是令人触目惊心的海洛因毒瘾和街头犯罪。16岁的时候,我会神魂颠倒地在大街上追随着毒虫 Pete Doherty 的踪迹。和这支乐队的多数歌迷一样,我美化了他们的毒瘾所带来的黑暗。长大以后,我看到了他们为此付出的代价——牢狱之灾、憔悴的面容还有日渐稀少的音乐产出。 去年9月,Libertines 在 Alexandra Palace 上演了三场满座复出演出,随后 Pete 离开英国前往泰国的“希望康复中心(Hope Rehab Center)”戒毒。此前,他也曾几次前往那里,最有名的一次是在2004年由女演员 June Brown 非常诡异地赞助的泰国之旅,这位女演员最有名的角色是电影《东区人(Eastenders)》中的 Dot Cotton。 本周,康复中心的 Simon Mott 给 Noisey 发来一个文件夹,里面装有Continue reading “Vice Magazine – China”

24 years Dead, River Phoenix

It was 24 years ago this day that actor River Phoenix  unfortunately died after taking a lethal concoction of drugs at LA’s nightclub The Viper-room, a well-known rock-venue downtown in LA. Like so many people who attend the club, River Phoenix was taking cocaine with friends which included the Red Hot Chillie Pepper’s member “Flea”.Continue reading “24 years Dead, River Phoenix”

My interview on “Sober-Punks.co.uk”

To keep me on the straight-and-narrow, especially in my first year of sobriety, I did a LOT of reading. Books, blogs, news articles… anything that would help me better understand alcoholism and the ways to win the battle. I often got in touch with the authors to say thanks for the inspiration or whatever, andContinue reading “My interview on “Sober-Punks.co.uk””

Weekly Round-up of Addiction News

Here is a weekly round of addiction news: Harvey Weinstein claims “Sex Addiction” – Experts say it’s not a real issue for him: http://www.newsweek.com/harvey-weinstein-isnt-sex-addict-because-sex-addiction-isnt-real-experts-say-682853 Former 9NEWS reporter opens up about her opiod addiction: http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/former-9news-reporter-opens-up-about-her-opioid-addiction-and-the-recovery-process/482931191 ” Dana Knowles is a familiar face if you’ve watched 9NEWS for awhile. She was a reporter at the station tenContinue reading “Weekly Round-up of Addiction News”